AOL BB via NTL cable... is it possible?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Ian R, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Ian R

    Ian R Guest


    A friend of mine has NTL cable TV, phone services and a cable modem. And
    also an AOL account.

    He has the impression that there is some incompatibilty with having AOL
    Broadband via NTL cable.

    I'd be grateful if anyone could let me know if there are any known isssues
    having AOL BB via NTL cable

    Thanks for your time.

    Ian R, Feb 7, 2006
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    Danny Boy Guest

    You would still need to pay NTL for the cable and supplying the broadband
    signal, all that you would pay AOL for is to use all there services. It
    used to be around £6.99 a month.

    You cant use the AOL equipment as its ADSL and NTL use a cable network.

    To be honest its a bit of a con and AOL sucks anyways so your prob better
    just to use NTL

    Hope this is of help

    Danny Boy, Feb 7, 2006
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    Jon Guest

    This is wrong. You can get AOL broadband both via ADSL on a BT
    phoneline, or via cable if you're on NTL.
    Jon, Feb 7, 2006
  4. Why on earth would anyone want to use AOL?
    Nigel Molesworth, Feb 7, 2006
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    Peter M Guest

    I think 'Danny Boy' is well aware you can use AOL via an NTL cable, but
    perhaps you mean there's something wrong with using AOL hardware on an
    NTL connection... if it's an ADSL modem/router, then it clearly will
    not work. So exactly *which* bit is wrong ? Seems to me you've not
    made any 'correction' to what 'Danny Boy' wrote, just confirmed it!
    Peter M, Feb 7, 2006
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    Steve Terry Guest

    That's what I was thinking

    Ntlworld gives you free usenet access, (which works reliably
    these days)

    and as and are hosted on NTLs servers,
    you get seamless SMTP sending of Virgin and Tesco email over NTL

    Most of all since the begining of the year NTL have quietly dropped
    their download limits, and also now offering up to 10meg speeds
    (with external cable modem)

    Steve Terry
    Steve Terry, Feb 9, 2006
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    Peter M Guest

    Depends on whether you have any need to use
    mail addresses... I don't have any regular contacts with those
    mail addresses, nor NTL, for that matter. Many users nowadays
    have their own domain, so a change of ISP is really invisible
    to their friends and business contacts. Peter M.
    Peter M, Feb 9, 2006
  8. Just to clarify:

    You can have AOL delivered over NTL coaxial cables, and AOL supply the
    cable modem. You only pay AOL for this connection, not NTL.

    So, if you were to sign up for AOL and ask them to provide the connection
    over NTL's cables, you can use the equipment that AOL provides for that

    You could continue to pay AOL for their services while only accessing them
    over NTL broadband, but that would be more expensive.

    This is all shown on the AOL website.

    Steven Sumpter, Mar 1, 2006
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